There’s nothing better than a game in Ohio Stadium. With that said, what makes it even better is a primetime game in The Shoe. If you still need aren’t feeling antsy about Saturday’s game, what makes it even better is the fact that it’s a ranked-vs.-ranked game, with the No. 4-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes hosting No. 25 Michigan State in Columbus Saturday night in primetime.
Like they have for one home night game over the past few years, the scarlet and gray will be donning an alternate uniform. Much like they have previously, the Buckeyes will be wearing their all-black uniforms, complete with black helmets and black LeBron shoes as well. In case you didn’t already know that, by watching the incredible hype trailer for the game, you will quickly learn that it’s a Blackout in The Shoe Saturday night.
“Listen up. We play hard. We play smart. We play tough,” assistant director for football sports performance Mickey Marotti tells his team. “Put your foot on the gas pedal, press down as hard as you can, and do not take your foot off until we sing Carmen Ohio.
“You punish them. Again. And again. And again.”
Much like past video trailers, the footage is filled with plenty of highlights from the first five games of the season. Ohio State mainly focused on the fact that they are wearing those beautiful black uniforms though, sporting those throughout much of the video.
If for some reason you’re still not amped for Saturday night, well, I don’t know what to tell you. The trailer is so well done and put together once again. Add in Marotti getting his team jacked up (literally and figuratively) and the fact that Ohio State is returning home to take on a ranked opponent for the first time this season, and well, is it Saturday night yet?
Fear. The. Darkness.
Ohio State is promoting this as a blackout due to their wonderful alternate uniforms they’ll be wearing, but if the beginning of the season has told us anything so far, it’s that Michigan State might as well just throw up the white flag before the game even starts.
The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET (7:44 to be exact, for those planning your night around the game) in Ohio Stadium.